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Choosing an Opioid Rehab Center

Choosing an opioid treatment center for yourself or someone you love can be a daunting task. The rise of the opioid epidemic and the increase in substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in an influx of new, self-proclaimed opioid rehab centers whose marketing claims are less than trustworthy. Sorting through the hype to…

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The Inpatient Treatment Process of Opiate Addiction

Inpatient rehab for opiate addiction is the highest level of care available for addiction treatment. It starts with medically monitored detox and continues with a full range of integrated mental health services. At intake, a clinical staff conducts a complete history that includes medical and mental health, drug use, and other personal factors that help…

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When to Seek Treatment for Opioid Addiction

If you suspect that you or a loved one is addicted to an opioid, like prescription narcotics, or opiate, like heroin or morphine, it’s the right time to look into treatment. If you feel suspicious and worry about your drug use, you have already entered the stage of recovery called “contemplation.” You are no longer…

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3 Advantages of Opioid Detox Before Addiction Treatment

Opioid overdoses have doubled in the United States during the pandemic. People in isolation and struggling with job insecurity, loss of loved ones, and fear of illness are relapsing or doubling their substance use as a coping mechanism. Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge (PAATC) is here to help anyone who is ready to take the…

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How Does Naloxone Work?

Unfortunately, we are living in an opioid epidemic. Countless people have battled an opioid addiction. In many cases, this addiction starts with prescription medications. Opioid medications remain the first-line treatment option for chronic pain. Unfortunately, these medications are incredibly addictive and can open the doors to more dangerous substances, such as heroin. In addition, because…